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Skeleton of ‘alien boy’ recovered from ancient grave

KERCH, Russia: An “alien boy” with a weirdly stretched skull found in a tomb in Crimea was a novice ancient warrior, said Russian archaeologists. The artificially elongated head is a sign that the child was being groomed as Sarmatian fighter around 2,000 years ago, they said. One of the most characteristic traits of the Sarmatian culture was the artificial deformation of skulls which they achieved by tying a soft cloth around a baby’s head and special wooden planks were bound to the skull forcing an elongation of the…